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Last Friday Torben filed a defamation lawsuit against one of his former students, Paul Phillip May. 

Ephesians 5:11 calls us to expose the deeds of darkness and that is the primary reason for this legal action. 

Torben wishes no harm on Paul May. 

The complain that was filed alleges that following a personal falling-out with Torben and a refusal to submit to pastoral accountability, Paul May set out to get revenge by publishing misleading and defamatory statements related to Torben’s application for asylum, his ministries, and his personal conduct. 

Paul May established and currently still operates a website and social media channel, each of which is solely dedicated to continuously spreading false and defamatory information and videos. 

Additionally, upon information and belief, the complaint alleges that Paul May communicated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and made false allegations. 

Also, upon information and belief,  the complaint alleges that Paul May has been, and continues, collaborating with European nationals, and others living abroad, with whom he coordinated making these false allegations, and who also may have communicated various false accusations to U.S. law enforcement. (Providing false information to Federal Law Enforcement is a serious federal crime that could result in up to five years in federal prison. 18 U.S.C. § 1001)

Paul Phillip May has a history of questionable conduct. A simple internet back ground check on “Paul Phillip May” ( produces an extensive criminal history report that includes being charged with: Providing Fictitious Information to an Officer, Obtaining Drivers License by Fraud, Embezzlement by Fiduciary, Displaying another’s Drivers License as your own, etc.

Considering the similarities between this alleged past behavior and the activities alleged in the defamation lawsuit, we feel this is appropriate to share for consideration. 

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